Biography of Robert Aitchison
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Aitchison, Robert, Waddington, was born in Scotland, November 24, 1829. His father, James, was a native of Scotland, and there married Ellen Robson, a native of Scotland. by whom he had six sons and two daughters. In 1831 Mr. Aitchison and family came to Waddington, settling on the farm where the family of George Aitchison now resides, and there they lived and died, he October 18, 1842, and his wife May 22, 1884. Robert Aitchison was an infant when be came to Waddington. He was reared on a farm and at twenty years of age learned the carpenters trade, which he followed most of the time, but for the last fifteen years he has been a farmer. He now owns 190 acres in Waddington and twenty acres in Madrid. His principal business is dairying, and the farms are carried on by his son-in-law, Frank Stearns, and son James. Mr. Aitchison married February 4, 1858, Mary A. Fisher, of Madrid, a daughter of Robert Fisher, and they have had two children: James and Mary E. He is a Republinan and has been assessor three years. He was elected highway commissioner in 1893, also held that office one term previously. Mr. Aitchison, with John McDowell, were the commissioners to build the town hall in Waddington. He is a member of the Scotch Presbyterian church of Waddington. Mrs. Aitchison died in March, 1881.

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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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